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Blue Heron Awards presented in Vilas
Winners of Blue Heron Awards were, from left, Nick and Carol Williams, Eric and Betsy Matz, who live on Crab Lake in Presque Isle, and Eric and Betsy Matz, and Dan and Janie Russell of Island Lake.                            —Contributed Photo

The Blue Heron Shoreline Stewardship Awards were presented at the Vilas County Lakes and Rivers Association annual meeting and workshop June 13 at Nicolet College.

This year’s recipients are Nick and Carol Williams, who live on Crab Lake in Presque Isle, and the Island Lake Woods Homeowners Association (ILWHA) on Island Lake in Boulder Junction.

The Williamses own 7.6 acres with 1,200 feet of frontage on Crab Lake,

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 1:49 PM
Barber appointed summer intern

Erik Barber, a senior at Carroll University in Waukesha, has been named the summer intern at the Vilas County News-Review.

The Carroll University student, with a major in communication and minor in business marketing, is writing articles and taking photographs for local businesses featured in the newspaper’s summer publication, Vacation Week.

He will return to Carroll this fall to finish his last semester of college

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 1:48 PM
River Valley Bank named ‘top performer’

WAUSAU — ICBA Independent Banker, the magazine of the Independent Community Bankers of America, recently recognized River Valley Bank as an ICBA Top Performer in its June issue.

River Valley Bank’s recognition is based on its earnings and operational efficiencies throughout 2013.

“Whether it’s a small community bank serving a rural area or a large community bank serving a metro and suburban area, you’ll find they operate with the same focus by always putting their customers and communities first,” said Chris Lorence,

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 1:48 PM
Lake group donates to buoy program
Sue Saxhaug, left, treasurer of the Cranberry Lake Association, presented Jim Spring, town of Washington chairman, a check for $500 for the buoy program.                 —Contributed Photo

Recognizing the importance of maintaining and replacing the navigational buoys on the Eagle River Chain of Lakes, Cranberry Lake Association has once again donated $500 to the town of Washington for this purpose.

The town of Washington coordinates the Eagle River Chain buoy program. The towns of Washington and Lincoln, and the city of Eagle River

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 1:47 PM
Auto show
The Eagle River Business Association (ERBA), in conjunction with the Eage River Airport, combined a car show and fly-in last Saturday and billed it as Props & Pistons. The event featured a car show in downtown Eagle River and a classic fly-in at the Eagle River Airport. The highlight of the day was a radar run on the airport runway where street- legal cars tested their speed on the runway for one-quarter of a mile.           —Staff Photo By               RYAN BURGY
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 1:46 PM